Remember and Celebrate

Category: Nature Lessons

January 8, 2018

Remember and Celebrate with me on Sunday: A Place of Refuge #8

With signs promising an ocean view, we walked through the pedestrian walkway under US 1 along the coast of California, just south of Big Sur. We weren't disappointed.  A short walk further, then this . . . the breath-taking, make-you-want-to-cry beauty of McWay Falls inaccessible except by kayak. Even now, 12 years later I remember...

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December 16, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on Sunday – A Mountain, Now You See It, Now You Don’t #8

  Mt. Hood, Oregon Walking a block out to the end of 118th Street from my son’s house,looking east on a clear day, I see the mountain in all her majesty rising high above the horizon. “The mountain is out today,” I happily report to the family as I return from my short walk. What...

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November 27, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on Sunday – You Want Me To Do WHAT? #7

Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday and by the time some of you read this it will be Tuesday. But sometimes Monday is the new Sunday around here. Sometimes I’m just not ready to post on a schedule  and then on some days,  I am not sure I believe what I thought I was...

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October 21, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on Sunday – Seasons and Geese #5

The Changing of Seasons; of Geese, Flying South. It happens each year about now. They take a respite on Lake Opeka on their way south. It’s not that I love geese so much. In fact, I’d much rather they stay up in the air, flying wherever they fly, instead of hanging around “my” lake and messing...

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October 14, 2017

Remember/Celebrate – What’s All the Shouting About? #4

I’m taking time to notice these days. As I notice, I find ways to remember and celebrate by sharing here with you on Sundays. For years we have been coming here to The Dells, driving through town, out into the country where we “get away.” We’ve seen the advertisements about the boat tour. Galen was...

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October 8, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on the Weekend #3 – Noticing

A few thoughts and an image on the weekend – (“Noticing” at Lake Opeka) Jesus, Do you have something here for me today?  As I sit down here beside the lake I realize something. I used to come and simply be quiet for a while when I arrived.  Now I find myself sitting down, picking...

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September 23, 2017

Remembering and Celebrating on the Weekend #2 — Change and God’s Faithfulness “Be Still My Soul”

This week I’ve been mulling over the words to this old hymn, “Be Still My Soul“ by German author, Katarina von Schlegel.* On occasion, I wake up with a song on repeat in my brain.  It’s not surprising to me when this happens as God often uses music to speak to my heart and this time...

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September 16, 2017

Remembering and Celebrating on the Weekend #1 – Simply Noticing

Remember – to call to mind again.Creating a visual helps me do this. Celebrate – has to do with rejoicing/praising/ marking an occasion with others. Today, on Sunday, I Remember and Celebrate with you, my readers. ************************************************* You can read about Remember and Celebrate by clicking HERE  if you are new to the blog.

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February 5, 2017

Seeking Beauty . . . When It Seems There Is None to be Found

I go for walk, looking for beauty on a dreary cloudy day in a strange neighborhood while on a girlfriends’ weekend at a hotel. By the time I wind around the hotel, to the back corner of the parking lot, I have all but given up. “Lord,” I say,” there doesn’t seem to be any...

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November 16, 2016

A Floating Leaf, Being Carried and Rest

It’s the first thing I notice as I walk up to my favorite place at the lake this morning – a brown leaf floating in the water. (The fact I am even out here this morning is a big deal. I’d rather stay up late and sleep in. Yet the rest of my world doesn’t...

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